For an inhabitant of the Seattle area, visiting Vancouver, BC is like traveling to a nearby parallel universe. The climate and the general look and feel of the place are about right, but like the Kinder Eggs we enjoyed there, Vancouver is loaded with surprises that not only aren’t chocolate, they should be played with rather than eaten. Continue reading
Best known for Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon, which is not only the name for Bookslinger’s popular LDS blog, but something he does very well and often! M* is pleased to present the following guest post from Bookslinger.
The scriptures have many references to various combinations and forms of “nations, kindreds, tongues and people.”
From Isaiah 66: 18-20 :
18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord.
The impetus for International Week at M* came out of a missionary experience I had a few weeks ago with someone who spoke Portuguese, my mission language.
After posting about my missionary experience on Facebook, the ensuing discussion evolved to posting in our mission languages. At M*, there are three of us that speak Portuguese: Geoff B., me and Ben Pratt.
While posting in our mission languages (along with a translation of the post) might be fun for those who speak the language, I wanted to also focus on the aspect of doing member missionary work.